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Durham University

The Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies

Ella Dzelzainis

Ella Dzelzainis is lecturer in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University. Her research is interdisciplinary, located in the intersection between literature, feminist history and economic history in the long nineteenth century. Ella is particularly interested in the Condition-of-England novel, the impact of Malthusian thinking on prose and poetry, and the relationship between literature, politics and faith. Recently her work has taken a transatlantic turn, focusing on the way in which Britain responded to the idea of American democracy in a range of literary and visual forms. Ella has published 'Dickens, Democracy and Spit', in The American Experiment and the Idea of Democracy in British Culture, 1776-1914, ed. by Ella Dzelzainis and Ruth Livesey (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2013), pp.45-60. Ella Dzelzainis, 'Radicalism and Reform', in The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880, ed. by John Kucich and Jenny Bourne Taylor (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, pp.427-443. Ella Dzelzainis, 'Feminism, Speculation and Agency in Harriet Martineau's Illustrations of Political Economy', in Harriet Martineau: Authorship, Society and Empire, ed. by Ella Dzelzainis and Cora Kaplan (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010), pp.118-137.

Read more about Ella's work here.